This page covers how Recipes work in Pokemon Quest, how to unlock different cooking pots, and more about attracting certain Pokemon. Watch the video below for a short primer on how to use all of this information.
In Pokemon Quest, obtaining new Pokemon isn’t like other games – you won’t be battling wild pokemon to throw Pokeballs at – there are no trainers in this game! Instead, you’ll need to collect ingredients and cook up some tasty stews to attract potential pokemon to your side. See below for more information on how cooking works, and which food will help you get the right Pokemon for the job.
There are 4 different cooking pots in the game which require increasingly larger amounts of ingredients but reward the player with higher level Pokemon each time.
|Iron Pot||Tutorial||3 Ingredients||1-15|
|Bronze Pot||Complete Backforth Brook||10 Ingredients||15-40|
|Silver Pot||Complete Pincushion Plain||15 Ingredients||40-70|
|Gold Pot||Complete Chamber of Legends||20 Ingredients||70+|
There are certain words used in recipes which hint at which ingredients, and how much, need to be used to get a certain result. First, the words that describe how much of an ingredient needs to be used isn’t at all arbituary.
|Amount of Ingredients|
|A whole lot||4 slots|
|A lot||3 slots|
|A few||2 slots|
|A little||1 slot|
Then, the recipe will describe the ingredients.
|Small||Tiny Mushroom, Bluk Berry, Apricorn or Fossil|
|Precious||Big Root, Icy Rock, Honey, Balm Mushroom|
|Very Precious||Rainbow Matter|
|Red||Tiny Mushroom or Big Root|
|Blue||Bluk Berry or Icy Rock|
|Yellow||Apricorn or Honey|
|Grey||Fossil or Balm Mushroom|
|Soft Things||Tiny Mushroom, Bluk Berry, Big Root, Honey or Balm Mushroom|
|Hard Things||Apricorn, Fossil or Icy Rock|
|Sweet Things||Bluk Berry or Honey|
|Mushroom||Tiny Mushroom or Balm Mushroom|
|Mineral||Icy Rock and Fossil|
|Plant||Apricorn, Big Root|
Each recipe has a quality which determines the length of time the recipe will take before it’s ready and the rarity of the Pokémon that will be brought to the camp. Adding Precious or Very Precious ingredients increases the quality points of a recipe, Small ingredients being worth 1 point, Precious being worth 2, Very Precious ingredients are worth 3 points and Mystical are worth 4.
Generally, Special Quality recipes will attract much rarer Pokemon that will not appear otherwise.
Rainbow Matter is able to be used in any recipe to add 3 points to the quality of the recipe, however it will not act as fulfilling its requirements. This means that certain recipes are impossible to boost with Rainbow Matter (especially if the recipe requires 4 of a certain ingredient type which doesn’t overlap with another type) and the result will always be Mulligan.
|Name||Quality level||Iron Pot Time||Bronze Pot Time||Silver Pot Time||Gold Pot Time|
|Basic||1-5 points||2 Turns||2 Turns||3 Turns||4 Turns|
|Good||6-7 Points||4 Turns||4 Turns||5 Turns||6 Turns|
|Very Good||8-9 Points||5 Turns||5 Turns||6 Turns||7 Turns|
|Special||10+ Points||6 Turns||6 Turns||7 Turns||8 Turns|
All recipes require 5 sets of ingredients to be added to the pot, the actual number required depending on which pot you are using. Most recipes can be made in several different ways such as Red Stew being made from 5 sets of Tiny Mushroom, 5 sets of Big Root or a combination of each. You can also fulfil more than one criteria with one ingredient, such as Tiny Mushroom fulfilling the need for Soft and Mushroom Ingredients in Sludge Soup.
When you use ingredients that fulfil the Ingredients criteria of multiple recipes, the game will go down the list below starting at #2 and assign the first recipe it comes across to that set of ingredients (assigning to Mulligan should it not find a recipe at all). On the individual recipe pages linked below, these have all been resolved so that if you use the ingredients listed, it will create the correct recipe.
Adding a larger amount of precious ingredients will increase the chance of gaining a rarer Pokémon.
|1||Mulligan Stew à la Cube||Whatever ingredients you like||5x Any Ingredients||Favorite food of some Pokémon on Tumblecube Island|
|2||Red Stew à la Cube||A whole lot of red||4x Red Ingredients||Favorite food of reddish Pokémon|
|3||Blue Soda à la Cube||A whole lot of blue||4x Blue Ingredients||Favorite food of bluish Pokémon|
|4||Yellow Curry à la Cube||A whole lot of yellow||4x Yellow Ingredients||Favorite food of yellowish Pokémon|
|5||Gray Porridge à la Cube||A whole lot of grey||4x Grey Ingredients||Favorite food of greyish Pokémon|
|6||Mouth Watering Dip à la Cube||A whole lot of soft things and a lot of blue||4x Soft and 1x Blue Ingredients||Favorite food of Water-type Pokémon|
|7||Plain Crepe à la Cube||A lot of sweet things and a few gray||3x Sweet and 2x Gray Ingredients||Favorite food of Normal-type Pokémon|
|8||Sludge Soup à la Cube||A whole lot of mushrooms and a lot of soft things||4x Mushroom and 1x Soft Ingredients||Favorite food of Poison-type Pokémon|
|9||Mud Pie à la Cube||A few minerals and a whole lot of soft things||2x Mineral and 3x Soft Ingredients||Favorite food of Ground-type Pokémon|
|10||Veggie Smoothie à la Cube||A whole lot of plants and a few soft things||4x Plant and 1x Soft Ingredients||Favorite food of Grass-type Pokémon|
|11||Honey Nectar à la Cube||A whole lot of sweet things and a lot of yellow||4x Sweet and 1x Yellow Ingredients||Favorite food of Bug-type Pokémon|
|12||Brain Food à la Cube||A lot of sweet things and a few hard things||3x Sweet and 2x Hard Ingredients||Favorite food of Psychic-type Pokémon|
|13||Stone Soup à la Cube||A whole lot of hard things and a few minerals||4x Hard and 1x Mineral Ingredients||Favorite food of Rock-type Pokémon|
|14||Light-as-Air Casserole à la Cube||A lot of minerals and a few plants||3x Mineral and 2x Plant Ingredients||Favorite food of Flying-type Pokémon|
|15||Hot Pot à la Cube||A lot of mushrooms and a little red||3x Mushroom and 2x Red Ingredients||Favorite food of Fire-type Pokémon|
|16||Watt a Risotto à la Cube||A whole lot of soft things and a lot of yellow||4x Soft and 1x Yellow Ingredients||Favorite food of Electric-type Pokémon|
|17||Get Swole Syrup à la Cube||A lot of sweet things and a few mushrooms||3x Sweet and 2x Mushroom Ingredients||Favorite food of Fighting-type Pokémon|
|18||Ambrosia of Legends à la Cube||A whole lot of mystical things||4-5x Mystical Ingredients||Favorite food of Extremely Rare Pokémon|